Posts Tagged ‘Social care’

Social care contracting despite additional council tax charges

Social care services are continuing to contract despite councils now being empowered to charge residents extra council tax, a survey finds. Research pu...

Unpaid carers in England “struggling” despite Care Act, report says

Unpaid carers in England are struggling to get the support they need despite new laws introduced to help them, a report by charity Carers UK says. The Car...

A step forward on public health, a step backwards on social care

It is strongly encouraging that the government has made huge strides on the public health agenda. I was delighted to see the Chancellor’s announcement...

Three million hospital bed days lost due to lack of social care over past six years 

Almost three million hospital bed days have been lost between June 2010 and January 2016, at a cost of £910 million, according to a report. Age UK rese...

NHS will spend £3.3bn over next five years on medically fit patients who can’t be discharged

The NHS is going to waste £3.3 billion caring for patients who don’t need medical treatment but who can't be discharged back into the community. That...

BGS: don’t remove a duty of care for care home residents from GMS contract

The following is a response to GP representatives of the BMA voting against continuing to provide services to care home residents: “We are very suppor...

If you want to keep patients safe, invest in social care not doctors and nurses

Where have we got to with the NHS? Is it all doom and gloom from the bowels of Mordor? Or are shiny, happy, positive things happening, with unicorns gently...

NHS Confederation: Government must ring fence expenditure on health and social care

A letter to George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, from Stephen Dorrell, the Chair of the NHS Confederation: Dear Chancellor, As you may know,...

Problems with hospital discharge worsen as cuts in social care have impact

Cuts in local authority social care budgets are adversely affecting health services. So says 9 out of 10 NHS trust finance directors and 8 out of 10 cli...

English care homes facing financial ruin with rise in ‘living wage’

Care homes in England are are “teetering on the edge of financial meltdown”, according to county councils, even before the government hits them with an...

Home care system nearing crisis point, report says

The home care system is teetering on the verge of crisis with the most vulnerable people seeing a different carer every week, an inquiry has found. The ...